New York City resident George Templeton Strong votes for Abraham Lincoln
After waiting in a New York City polling place line for an hour, George Templeton Strong voted for Abraham Lincoln. Strong noted in his journal that voter turnout was “very large” and perhaps “far beyond that of 1856.” While it had been “a memorable day,” Strong observed that “we do not know yet for what.” No one knew “what historical lesson” would result, but Strong argued that “the lesson cannot fail to be weighty.” (By Don Sailer)
George Templeton Strong, Diary of the Civil War, 1860-1865, ed. Allan Nevins (New York: Macmillan Co., 1962), 58-59.